1. Climate change regulation 2.0. Making the Paris agreement work (call for papers)

    Climate change regulation is spreading across the globe, at an ever-higher speed. The first laws and regulations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were developed about two decades ago in a limited part of the industrialized world. Nowadays, due the greater climate urgency, the number of countries with climate change regulation has increased. Command-and-control regulation but also emissions trading and carbon taxation is implemented from Europe to the Americas and from Asia to Africa. Moreover, not just governments, but also various cities, companies and citizen groups are strengthening their efforts to combat climate change.

    The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 illustrates this upward global trend of climate change regulation, with a commitment for all countries to communicate national plans for GHG emission reductions, the so-called Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Nevertheless, climate change regulation faces several challenges:

    ·         GHG reduction efforts take place against the backdrop of growing global energy demand;

    ·         The urgency of climate change exists alongside several development urgencies (e.g. 1.5 billion people not having access to electricity), which may (not) be in line with low-emission development;

    ·         Some climate technologies face low public acceptance due to perceived risks or vested interests;

    ·         Climate change strategies and management are challenged by increased political uncertainty because the relevance of climate policy, or climate change, is questioned by some political actors.

    These challenges illustrate that climate change regulation operates in complex domestic and international policy environments, where climate measures co-exist with other environmental, energy and social policy instruments. Questions that regulators are confronted with when formulating NDCs are for example: what are the most effective, efficient and acceptable policy packages for low-emission pathways, what is the institutional capacity to deal with social and economic challenges in developing countries and regions, how to address risks and uncertainties, and what are the opportunities for international collaboration on climate change regulation?

    Papers can be theoretical and qualitative, but also empirical and quantitative. We welcome papers on all aspects of climate change regulation, preferably those that develop new ideas, related to science or policy, at different administrative levels.

    Paper submission and acceptance for the conference will take place in the following five steps:

    1. Submission of paper abstract (deadline 1 December 2017).

    2. Acceptance of abstract and invitation to submit a paper (1 January 2018).

    3. Submission of paper for review (deadline 1 March 2018).

    4. Feed-back on paper and, when accepted, notification of paper acceptance (15 April 2018).

    5. Submission of full –working– paper (deadline 1 July 2018).

    Selected papers, after positive double blind peer review, may be considered for publication in the:

    ·         International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ijccsm),

    ·         Central European Review of Economics and Management (www.cerem-review.eu), or

    ·         Central and Eastern European Journal of Management and Economics (www.ceejme.eu).

    To submit an abstract, please email a Word or PDF file to both Edwin Woerdman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Joost Platje at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “ISINI SUBMISSION”, by 1 December 2017 at the latest.

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